Sunday, June 06, 2021

Tip#1250: The Recipe For Resilience, Part 56 – History is Made at Night


This is Day 446 of the COVID-19 pandemic here in Toronto, Canada. 

When I started feeling some mild gum irritation in my mouth I started researching natural remedies and found myself absolutely fascinated with ancient Ayurvedic solutions. I didn’t expect to become so passionate about learning the health benefits of sesame oil and grinding whole cloves together and swishing for 20 min. per day! I even enjoyed researching and buying my first mortar and pestle. 

See video that initiated my new oral health discoveries:
Heal Receding Gums and Grow Back | Treat Sensitive Teeth and Reverse Receding Gums | Gingivitis

Within a few days the gum irritation was gone and I will continue to see if this daily practice will heal some receding gum areas. I’ve also been adding organic turmeric powder, organic Ceylon cinnamon and organic Ashwagandha powder to my smoothies because of the anti-inflammatory qualities along with many more health benefits.


Ayurveda is a healthy-lifestyle system in India that has been used for more than 5,000 years. This made me feel confident and excited about using ancient solutions to increase my overall mental and physical health. I’ve actually known about Ayurveda for years but only now has it become important for helping me to stay strong and resilient in this pandemic era.

I'm so happy now that I had that gum irritation because my goal for solving it took me into this new world of self-care! These unexpected discoveries were mirrored in a film I recently saw from the 1930’s. Once I started watching the story it unfolded in unexpected, wonderful ways. 

History is Made at Night (1937) 

The romantic comedy-drama film, History is Made at Night, is about Irene Vail (Jean Arthur) being rescued from an abusive husband and wealthy ship owner Bruce Vail (Colin Clive) by Paul Dumond (Charles Boyer) a Head Waiter in Paris, France. This entertaining movie is a unique blend of genres and filled with memorable moments and performances.
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It’s best that you don’t know any more details and for you to enjoy this unique cinematic experience like I did! All I knew was I loved the actress Jean Arthur from her classic Frank Capra films like Mr. Deeds Goes to Town and wanted to see more of her movies. Just know that this film became a metaphor for my life’s journey of the unexpected turns and discoveries that unfold in amazing ways. 

Sometimes when you focus on one path it can take you in other unexpected directions. These branches can also be full of learnings that can help you in multiple areas of your life and health. Be open today for whatever unfolds!

Join my free monthly Zoom group: High Notes Movie Club  

Related Tips:
Part 1 – COVID-19 – 6 Movie Tips
Part 2 – COVID-19 – The Hundred-Foot Journey

Part 3 – COVID-19 – The Biggest Little Farm

Part 4 – COVID-19 – This Is the End

Part 5 – COVID-19 – Runaway Bride

Part 6 – Splash

Part 7 – Julie & Julia

Part 8 – Paris Can Wait

Part 9 – The Client 

Part 10 – The Old Guard

Part 11 – The Farmer’s Daughter
Part 12 – Amélie

Part 13 – Hail the Conquering Hero – The Lady Eve

Part 14 – Back To School

Part 15 – Project Power – An American Pickle

Part 16 – The Secret: Dare to Dream 

Part 17 – Chadwick Boseman – 42 – Black Panther
Part 18 – Phenomenon
Part 19 – Mulan 2020
Part 20 – Waitress - Labor Day - Michael

Part 21 – Enola Holmes
Part 22 – Kiss the Ground
Part 23 – Top 5 Inspiring Thanksgiving Movie Scenes
Part 24 – Hubie Halloween 
Part 25 – Borat Subsequent Moviefilm 
Part 26 – The Queen’s Gambit   
Part 27 – Trading Places 
Part 28 – Greenland 
Part 29 – Logan’s Run 
Part 30 – Moonstruck 

Part 31 – Remember the Night
 
Part 32 – Tenet
Part 33 – Noel 
Part 34 – Soul
Part 35 – Feel Good Energy of Movies & TV Shows 
Part 36 – Last Holiday 1950 & 2006 
Part 37 – Synchronic 
Part 38 – Appetite for Love 
Part 39 – Tomorrowland
Part 40 – Cinderella 2015
 

Part 41 – Top Secret! – Real Genius 
Part 42 – Close Encounters of the Fifth Kind 
Part 43 – Coming 2 America
Part 44 – In & Of Itself 
Part 45 – Zack Snyder’s Justice League 
Part 46 – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri 
Part 47 – Bill & Ted Face the Music 
Part 48 – Housesitter 
Part 49 – Tampopo
Part 50 – You’ll Never Get Rich 

Part 51 – The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend A Broken Heart
 
Part 52 – Avatar 2009 – Forest Bathing 
Part 53 – WarGames  
Part 54 – Oxygen 
Part 55 – Cruella 

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B) Re-energize & Release
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Discover Movies As Inspirational Learning Tools!
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Sunday, May 30, 2021

Tip#1249: The Recipe For Resilience, Part 55 – Cruella


This is Day 439 of the COVID-19 pandemic here in Toronto, Canada. 

I recently ordered a highly recommended fried panzerotto and when it arrived at the checkout window of Frank’s Pizza House it was so enormous that it couldn’t even fit in the box! I actually had to adore the beauty of it for a few minutes before savoring each delicious bite. It felt like a gift from the universe because a week later I ordered the same panzerotto and it wasn’t as big as that first one. It felt like a meaningful message. 

On the morning of a recent low mood day, I was at the checkout of a No Frills supermarket when the cashier asked if I wanted a free bag of potatoes. So I said yes and felt a feel-good energy flow through me! Later, after needing to sleep the whole afternoon, I pushed myself outside for a walk and went by a yard with items being given away. There I found a giant Star Wars mug with the statement, “KEEP CALM AND USE THE FORCE”. 


The enormous panzerotto, the potatoes and giant mug all felt like important gifts and messages from the universe. First, it was a reminder that I DESERVE and I’M WORTHY of the bigger things in life. Secondly it was a reminder to THINK BIG and DREAM BIG with my life and career goals instead of focusing on the negatives of my life restrictions of the current pandemic. 

Thankfully I later watched a just released movie that brought all these messages together in an epic, thrilling fashion! 

Cruella (2021) 

The comedy drama film, Cruella, is based on the character Cruella de Vil from Walt Disney's 1961 animated film, The Hundred and One Dalmatians. This prequel story is set in 1970s London, during the punk rock movement, and features Estella/Cruella (Emma Stone). She is an aspiring fashion designer, on a path to discovering her true identity and seeks revenge on famous fashion designer, Baroness von Hellman (Emma Thompson). The cast also includes Joel Fry, Paul Walter Hauser, Emily Beecham, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, and Mark Strong.
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The sizzling visuals in this movie were so stunning and electrifying and were brimming with rich colours and textures on the screen. Estella/Cruella was also inspiring for her resilience, perseverance and relentless tenacity for following her passion and goals for her talents. There are also many memorable, creative and flashy costumes and wild make-up that I immediately knew I had to watch those scenes again and again! 

And for any entrepreneur, there are fantastic marketing lessons in the film on how to make a memorable impression of a new product. One idea was simply to be as big, bold and audacious as possible and that will instantly generate a huge emotional impact on the audience. 

Thinking positive is one way to lift one’s self up from difficult, low mood days. But then thinking positively BIG could be a path that takes one’s mood even higher! Be open today for signs from the universe reminding you of your inner bigness. And find a film today that will help re-energize your worthiness to remind you that you DESERVE the bigger things in life! 

Join my free monthly Zoom group: High Notes Movie Club  

Related Tips:
Part 1 – COVID-19 – 6 Movie Tips
Part 2 – COVID-19 – The Hundred-Foot Journey

Part 3 – COVID-19 – The Biggest Little Farm

Part 4 – COVID-19 – This Is the End

Part 5 – COVID-19 – Runaway Bride

Part 6 – Splash

Part 7 – Julie & Julia

Part 8 – Paris Can Wait

Part 9 – The Client 

Part 10 – The Old Guard

Part 11 – The Farmer’s Daughter
Part 12 – Amélie

Part 13 – Hail the Conquering Hero – The Lady Eve

Part 14 – Back To School

Part 15 – Project Power – An American Pickle

Part 16 – The Secret: Dare to Dream 

Part 17 – Chadwick Boseman – 42 – Black Panther
Part 18 – Phenomenon
Part 19 – Mulan 2020
Part 20 – Waitress - Labor Day - Michael

Part 21 – Enola Holmes
Part 22 – Kiss the Ground
Part 23 – Top 5 Inspiring Thanksgiving Movie Scenes
Part 24 – Hubie Halloween 
Part 25 – Borat Subsequent Moviefilm 
Part 26 – The Queen’s Gambit   
Part 27 – Trading Places 
Part 28 – Greenland 
Part 29 – Logan’s Run 
Part 30 – Moonstruck 

Part 31 – Remember the Night
 
Part 32 – Tenet
Part 33 – Noel 
Part 34 – Soul
Part 35 – Feel Good Energy of Movies & TV Shows 
Part 36 – Last Holiday 1950 & 2006 
Part 37 – Synchronic 
Part 38 – Appetite for Love 
Part 39 – Tomorrowland
Part 40 – Cinderella 2015
 

Part 41 – Top Secret! – Real Genius 
Part 42 – Close Encounters of the Fifth Kind 
Part 43 – Coming 2 America
Part 44 – In & Of Itself 
Part 45 – Zack Snyder’s Justice League 
Part 46 – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri 
Part 47 – Bill & Ted Face the Music 
Part 48 – Housesitter 
Part 49 – Tampopo
Part 50 – You’ll Never Get Rich 

Part 51 – The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend A Broken Heart
 
Part 52 – Avatar 2009 – Forest Bathing 
Part 53 – WarGames  
Part 54 – Oxygen 

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Remember How Movies Can Help You:
A) Entertain & Escape
B) Re-energize & Release
C) Inspiration & Motivation

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Award-winning Illustrator | Movie Blogger | Speaker | Foodie
Discover Movies As Inspirational Learning Tools!
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© Emmanuel Lopez 2021

Sunday, May 23, 2021

Tip#1248: The Recipe For Resilience, Part 54 – Oxygen


This is Day 432 of the COVID-19 pandemic here in Toronto, Canada. 

The sunny, warmer days of spring are here and they are definitely helping lift my spirits since we have entered another two weeks of stay-at-home orders for this long pandemic. Thankfully I continue to do regular walks in nearby woods for Forest Bathing/Therapy, exercise and vitamin D sunshine. And I continue to eat delicious and nutritious foods that you can see more on my Instagram channel: My Recipe for Resilience

Growing my Instagram followers of fellow foodies around the world has been helping me stay focused on being productive. All these new social media relationships from around the world (and their delicious photos) help feed my spirit (pun intended) on a daily basis! My dream is to somehow evolve this into a profession as a Social Media Influencer but not sure how yet. I just want to be of greater service during this pandemic and beyond! 

This uncertainty led me to a film I didn’t want to see because the trailer seemed like a big mirror for the isolation I was experiencing. But then a little voice inside me said to watch it for a message that would help feed my resilience. And I’m so glad I listened to that voice! 

Oxygen (2021) 

The French-language science fiction thriller film, Oxygen (French: Oxygène), is about a woman (Mélanie Laurent) waking up in a cryogenic chamber with no memory of how she got there and she must find a way out before running out of air. This gripping story is also a mystery film packed with unexpected surprises.
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Watch/Rent or Buy now: Amazon Prime Video 


This film is definitely about isolation and loneliness with important life lessons in perseverance and resilience in how to deal with a dire and seemingly hopeless situation. I could identify with the heroine’s anguish and yet the cinematic message I received touched my soul deeply, gave me comfort and provided me a simple reminder to keep moving forward with hope and confidence. 

Without giving away any spoilers I will present this cinematic wisdom I received in the following two screen shots. I highly recommend seeing this film if what I’ve written resonates with you. 


Isolation is a major challenge for many people in today’s global pandemic. All we have to do is choose to persevere and embrace the the belief that there are answers to our questions of how to keep moving forward. Movies are one of the many tools you can use to discover your answers. Find a film today for some exciting cinematic wisdom meant just for you! 

Join my free monthly Zoom group: High Notes Movie Club  

Related Tips:
Part 1 – COVID-19 – 6 Movie Tips
Part 2 – COVID-19 – The Hundred-Foot Journey

Part 3 – COVID-19 – The Biggest Little Farm

Part 4 – COVID-19 – This Is the End

Part 5 – COVID-19 – Runaway Bride

Part 6 – Splash

Part 7 – Julie & Julia

Part 8 – Paris Can Wait

Part 9 – The Client 

Part 10 – The Old Guard

Part 11 – The Farmer’s Daughter
Part 12 – Amélie

Part 13 – Hail the Conquering Hero – The Lady Eve

Part 14 – Back To School

Part 15 – Project Power – An American Pickle

Part 16 – The Secret: Dare to Dream 

Part 17 – Chadwick Boseman – 42 – Black Panther
Part 18 – Phenomenon
Part 19 – Mulan 2020
Part 20 – Waitress - Labor Day - Michael

Part 21 – Enola Holmes
Part 22 – Kiss the Ground
Part 23 – Top 5 Inspiring Thanksgiving Movie Scenes
Part 24 – Hubie Halloween 
Part 25 – Borat Subsequent Moviefilm 
Part 26 – The Queen’s Gambit   
Part 27 – Trading Places 
Part 28 – Greenland 
Part 29 – Logan’s Run 
Part 30 – Moonstruck 

Part 31 – Remember the Night
 
Part 32 – Tenet
Part 33 – Noel 
Part 34 – Soul
Part 35 – Feel Good Energy of Movies & TV Shows 
Part 36 – Last Holiday 1950 & 2006 
Part 37 – Synchronic 
Part 38 – Appetite for Love 
Part 39 – Tomorrowland
Part 40 – Cinderella 2015
 

Part 41 – Top Secret! – Real Genius 
Part 42 – Close Encounters of the Fifth Kind 
Part 43 – Coming 2 America
Part 44 – In & Of Itself 
Part 45 – Zack Snyder’s Justice League 
Part 46 – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri 
Part 47 – Bill & Ted Face the Music 
Part 48 – Housesitter 
Part 49 – Tampopo
Part 50 – You’ll Never Get Rich 

Part 51 – The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend A Broken Heart
 
Part 52 – Avatar 2009 – Forest Bathing 
Part 53 – WarGames  

SEE EMMANUEL's:
• Top Movies as Inspirational Learning Tools: www.Movies for Motivation.com
• Award-winning Illustrations: www.EmmanuelLopez.com
• Social Media Consulting Services: www.SocialMediaWingman.com

Remember How Movies Can Help You:
A) Entertain & Escape
B) Re-energize & Release
C) Inspiration & Motivation

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Award-winning Illustrator | Movie Blogger | Speaker | Foodie
Discover Movies As Inspirational Learning Tools!
See website: www.MoviesForMotivation.com
 
© Emmanuel Lopez 2021

Sunday, May 16, 2021

Tip#1247: The Recipe For Resilience, Part 53 – WarGames

This is Day 424 of the COVID-19 pandemic here in Toronto, Canada. 

Cinematic comfort food is the perfect way to describe how specific movies are helping boost my low mood days during this pandemic era. Films have always helped ease my anxiety and clinical/seasonal depression over many decades and yet more so during these uncertain times. Movies can be extremely comforting!

The escapism of favourite films always amazes me with its potent power of providing me hope and new perspectives on life. Recently I’ve been feeling a little lost despite the wonderful sunny spring weather and regular walks to nearby woods for some forest bathing I mentioned in tip#1246. And strangely, I’ve been unable to finish watching new movies I haven’t seen before. 

But thankfully I would feel the urge to watch a film straight through that I may not have seen in decades that I've always enjoyed. I found them to still be entertaining so many years later. One recent film title grabbed my attention and instantly transported me to happier times of my youth in the 80’s. It made all my troubles disappear for two wonderful hours! 


WarGames (1983) 

The thriller film, WarGames, is about high school student David Lightman (Matthew Broderick) unwittingly accessing a classified war games program that initiates a nuclear war threat between the United States and Soviet Union during the cold war. This highly entertaining movie also features memorable performances by Ally Sheedy, Dabney Coleman, Barry Corbin and John Wood who also voices Joshua/WOPR.
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Watch/Rent or Buy now: Amazon Prime Video 

I loved seeing this film again with it’s many memorable scenes like hearing Joshua's electronic voice saying, “Shall we play a game?”. David also shows how smart and resourceful he was throughout the story that I always found cool like breaking out of a locked room or using a payphone without paying. It was also funny to see the old home computers of the early 80’s. And yet the visuals in the war room during the finale are still breathtaking and thrilling to see. It was all a comforting feeling revisiting this movie!


In the end the powerful message the film leaves the viewer is still powerful. It’s a reminder that sometimes better not to get into a destructive fight and that the best move to make is not play at all. I highly recommend you see this fun, entertaining film! 

There are certain films that can cheer you up and provide guaranteed relief from the troubles of your day. These are favourites you grew up loving and may have forgotten about. Seek out one of these films today because it might be the perfect cinematic comfort food you’ve been craving to lift you up!


Join my free monthly Zoom group: High Notes Movie Club  

Related Tips:
Part 1 – COVID-19 – 6 Movie Tips
Part 2 – COVID-19 – The Hundred-Foot Journey

Part 3 – COVID-19 – The Biggest Little Farm

Part 4 – COVID-19 – This Is the End

Part 5 – COVID-19 – Runaway Bride

Part 6 – Splash

Part 7 – Julie & Julia

Part 8 – Paris Can Wait

Part 9 – The Client 

Part 10 – The Old Guard

Part 11 – The Farmer’s Daughter
Part 12 – Amélie

Part 13 – Hail the Conquering Hero – The Lady Eve

Part 14 – Back To School

Part 15 – Project Power – An American Pickle

Part 16 – The Secret: Dare to Dream 

Part 17 – Chadwick Boseman – 42 – Black Panther
Part 18 – Phenomenon
Part 19 – Mulan 2020
Part 20 – Waitress - Labor Day - Michael

Part 21 – Enola Holmes
Part 22 – Kiss the Ground
Part 23 – Top 5 Inspiring Thanksgiving Movie Scenes
Part 24 – Hubie Halloween 
Part 25 – Borat Subsequent Moviefilm 
Part 26 – The Queen’s Gambit   
Part 27 – Trading Places 
Part 28 – Greenland 
Part 29 – Logan’s Run 
Part 30 – Moonstruck 

Part 31 – Remember the Night
 
Part 32 – Tenet
Part 33 – Noel 
Part 34 – Soul
Part 35 – Feel Good Energy of Movies & TV Shows 
Part 36 – Last Holiday 1950 & 2006 
Part 37 – Synchronic 
Part 38 – Appetite for Love 
Part 39 – Tomorrowland
Part 40 – Cinderella 2015
 

Part 41 – Top Secret! – Real Genius 
Part 42 – Close Encounters of the Fifth Kind 
Part 43 – Coming 2 America
Part 44 – In & Of Itself 
Part 45 – Zack Snyder’s Justice League 
Part 46 – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri 
Part 47 – Bill & Ted Face the Music 
Part 48 – Housesitter 
Part 49 – Tampopo
Part 50 – You’ll Never Get Rich 

Part 51 – The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend A Broken Heart
 
Part 52 – Avatar 2009 – Forest Bathing 

SEE EMMANUEL's:
• Top Movies as Inspirational Learning Tools: www.Movies for Motivation.com
• Award-winning Illustrations: www.EmmanuelLopez.com
• Social Media Consulting Services: www.SocialMediaWingman.com

Remember How Movies Can Help You:
A) Entertain & Escape
B) Re-energize & Release
C) Inspiration & Motivation

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Emmanuel Lopez-Motivatorman
Award-winning Illustrator | Movie Blogger | Speaker | Foodie
Discover Movies As Inspirational Learning Tools!
See website: www.MoviesForMotivation.com
 
© Emmanuel Lopez 2021